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Harry Shorstein
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Summary

Harry Shorstein recenty concluded his fifth term as the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (covering Duval County, Clay County and Nassau County in Northeast Florida). In 2008, he decided not to run for a sixth term and to return to private practice with Shorstein & Lasnetski, LLC.

Mr. Shorstein attended the University of Florida for college and law school. After graduating from law school, he served as a Captain in the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. Upon his return, he worked as a Division Head at the Jacksonville Office of the Public Defender. After leaving that office, he spent several years as a Division Head and then Chief Assistant at the Office of the State Attorney. After the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Shorstein served as General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville.

In 1991, Mr. Shorstein became the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He held that position for almost eighteen years until deciding not run again in 2008. As the State Attorney for the Jacksonville area, he tried a variety of criminal cases, including over 30 murder cases, all of which he won. He also implemented a groundbreaking juvenile justice program that focused on rehabilitation and education that won national acclaim and was copied by prosecutors across the country. His extensive experience and accomplishments as a trial attorney have been chronicled by 60 Minutes, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and others state, local and national media outlets. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

After over two decades of public service, Mr. Shorstein decided to return to private practice where he spent 15 years representing the rights and interests of individuals and businesses prior to becoming the State Attorney. In private practice, he defended clients on criminal matters in state and federal court, including complex white collar cases. He handled serious and complex wrongful death and personal injuries cases, and he represented companies in all varieties of business disputes. Another area where he has developed extensive skills and experience is in the representation of professionals in civil litigation and in front of licensing and other administrative boards.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    All initial consultations are free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover & American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Current
State Attorney
State Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit
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Harry Shorstein was the State Attorney for Duval County, Clay County and Nassau County, Florida for almost 18 years.
Owner
Law Offices of Harry Shorstein
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Prior to becoming the State Attorney, Harry Shorstein was in private practice where he handled serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, malpractice cases, complex civil litigation cases, state and federal criminal cases and representing doctors and other professional in front of review boards.
General Counsel
General Counsel's Office, City of Jacksonville, Florida
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Education
University of Florida
J.D. / Law
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University of Florida
B.S. / Business Administration
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Honors: Florida Blue Key
Awards
Best white collar crime defense lawyer
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
The American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
Activities: Federal Rules of Evidence Committee
The American College of Trial Attorneys
Member
Current
The Florida Bar
Member
Current
Jacksonville Bar Association
Member
Current
Florida State Bar # 93316
Admitted Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Harry L. Shorstein's Website Profile
Website
Jax Trial Law Website
Website
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon Website
Blog
Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog
Blog
Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon
Jacksonville Office
6550 St Augustine Rd
#303
Jacksonville, FL 32217
USA
Telephone: (904) 642-3332
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon
Orlando Office
409 Montgomery Rd
#115
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
USA
Telephone: (407) 228-2019